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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th June 2018, 09:22 AM
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Posted By mariusgmioc
Markings on Yataghan blades

Hello,

A friend is curious about the markings on yataghan blades.

In the photos, is a yataghan blade with presumably the marking of the 42nd Orta (regiment) of Janissaries.

1. Does anybody have...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By mariusgmioc
From my experience, good etching can, in most...

From my experience, good etching can, in most cases, dramatically improve the contrast and enhance the pattern.

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th June 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By mariusgmioc
Taking good photos of the wootz patterns is quite...

Taking good photos of the wootz patterns is quite difficult. Good luck!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th June 2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By mariusgmioc
I honestly cannot see any kind of pattern. Try...

I honestly cannot see any kind of pattern. Try polishing the blade, then etch it and if it is wootz the pattern will be clearly visible.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello, The blade appears to be the tip of a...

Hello,
The blade appears to be the tip of a sword.
I am sure Jens will be able to tell you more.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th June 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By mariusgmioc
Powder horn? :shrug: Just guessing.

Powder horn? :shrug:

Just guessing.
Forum: European Armoury 10th June 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By mariusgmioc
Looks Italian to me. Any markings on the...

Looks Italian to me. Any markings on the blade/tang? :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hmmm...

.... 16 century you say?!
More likely 15th... if not earlier...
:shrug:
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th May 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,138
Posted By mariusgmioc
If I like these kerises... a lot, does it make me...

If I like these kerises... a lot, does it make me royal?! At least in tastes?!
:shrug: :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th May 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thank you for the explanation! :)

Thank you for the explanation!
:)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By mariusgmioc
Late reply

Sorry Alan for the late reply but I am currently travelling and don't get online too often.

First, even for a prliminary assesment of the blade, much better photos will be needed. They should detail...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th May 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By mariusgmioc
Watered vs. Pattern

Hello,

Am I correct to assume that "watered" steel refers generally to wootz, while for pattern welded we should use the term "pattern/paterning?"

:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By mariusgmioc
Thumbs up Thank you very much for this posting! It can be...

Thank you very much for this posting!

It can be used as reference. :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By mariusgmioc
I reached precisely the same conclusion! :)...

I reached precisely the same conclusion! :)

What etchant do you use?

@ motan

The lighter patches are not the result of cleaning. They are intrinsic to the wootz, most probably the result of heat...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th March 2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By mariusgmioc
I have the same issue of lighter patches of wootz...

I have the same issue of lighter patches of wootz in more blades (see Persian Kard with discoloured patches near the koftgari on both sides). I suspect it is because of different heat treatment....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By mariusgmioc
Very impresive! Thank you for sharing it with...

Very impresive!

Thank you for sharing it with us! :)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By mariusgmioc
Yes, this is precisely the same stamp! And it...

Yes, this is precisely the same stamp! And it looks like Poincare. :)

Now, does anybody know where does it come from?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Detlef, I was aware of Koummyas with...

Hello Detlef,

I was aware of Koummyas with imported French blades, but those usually bore the Eiffel tower mark. Didn't find any reference about blades with face mark. However, the general aspect of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Kubur and thank you for your...

Hello Kubur and thank you for your comments!

Yes, the ram mark for 800 silver is on all fittings, hilt and scabbard. I believe the ram mark was used after 1925.

And the guy on the blade certainly...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By mariusgmioc
Moroccan Koummya blade mark ID

Hello,

Just got this Moroccan Koummya with a rather strange (to me) blade marking.

It is 41 cm (16") long, has a bone (or some kind of antler) hilt and silver armatures, hallmarked with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By mariusgmioc
Hello Ian, I meant Bill to send me a private...

Hello Ian,

I meant Bill to send me a private message (edited my previous posting) as I tried to send him a private message but couldn't. Maybe he can. :shrug:

Regards,

Marius
Forum: European Armoury 9th March 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By mariusgmioc
I also have major doubts that it was made in...

I also have major doubts that it was made in Spain. Much more likely it is a "toledized" Jian, made in China.
:shrug:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th March 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By mariusgmioc
1. Welcome to the forum! 2. For more information...

1. Welcome to the forum!

2. For more information about Japanese blades you may want to join "Nihonto Message Board" forum.

3. Send me private message.
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By mariusgmioc
Beautiful it is but unfortunately it is just a...

Beautiful it is but unfortunately it is just a purely decorative piece not even a reproduction of a hystorical sword... at least none I can recognize. :shrug:
Forum: European Armoury 8th March 2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By mariusgmioc
I guess nobody recognizes the mark. :shrug:

I guess nobody recognizes the mark. :shrug:
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